The Latest In Lie Detecting
from the what-are-you-thinking? dept
Everybody knows that the old polygraph test is a joke that isn’t particularly accurate. So, the next question is whether or not it’s possible to build a system that can actually catch people telling a lie? It looks like there are a lot of different projects underway to invent the next generation of lie detector. Researchers are trying out all different methods, many of them sponsored by the Department of Defense. There are certainly a number of ethical issues with “looking into someone’s mind”, but the researchers appear to have come to terms with those issues (or, perhaps we should test them on their own machines to see how they feel on that issue…).